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Louisiana Ag Expo will feature farm equipment

Monday, January 4, 2010

Farm equipment will be one of the things on display at an agricultural expo in Louisiana.
Farm equipment will be one of the things on display at an agricultural expo in Louisiana.

Pieces of farm equipment - along with other agricultural items - will be one of the things featured during this year's Louisiana Ag Expo.

According to Louisiana's News-Star, the expo will take place from January 15-16 and is being hosted by West Monroe's Hamilton Expositions Center. This year marks the 28th time for the expo, which is put together by the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council.

"The trade show will feature more than 125 exhibits of farm equipment, technology, products and services for agriculture and related businesses," the paper noted.

Along with agriculture products, the event will feature educationally-oriented exhibits. For example, Ag Alley - organized by the Louisiana State University Ag Center - will showcase a miniature farm. Programs on gardening will also be offered.

Like other parts of the country, farming in the state was hampered by heavy rains. The weather made it more difficult to get sweet potatoes out of the ground, which could have led to some crops being damaged.

Portions of the Midwest and Northeast also dealt with rain problems, which kept farmers from getting harvesting equipment out into their fields.
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